Best Music Movies of 1958

1.

Gigi

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor in Paris offers them all to Gigi. But she, who's gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for that wonderful something money can't buy.

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans, John Abbott, Corinne Marchand, Pat Sheehan ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1958-04-15
2.

Damn Yankees

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, Nathaniel Frey, James Komack, Rae Allen, Robert Shafer, Jean Stapleton ..
Directed by: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Release date: 1958-07-23
3.

South Pacific

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it's hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama.

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown, Jack Mullaney, Ken Clark, Floyd Simmons ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1958-03-18
4.

King Creole

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Danny Fisher, young delinquent, flunks out of high school. He quits his job as a busboy in a nightclub, and one night he gets the chance to perform. Success is imminent and the local crime boss Maxie Fields wants to hire him to perform at his night club The Blue Shade. Danny refuses, but Fields won't take no for an answer.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Liliane Montevecchi, Vic Morrow, Paul Stewart, Jan Shepard, Brian G. Hutton ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1958-07-02
Best Music Movies of 1958 : Kiss Me, Kate
5.

Kiss Me, Kate

3.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Abridged version of the classic Cole Porter musical as broadcast live on the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on NBC

Starring: Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Julie Wilson, Bill Hayes, Harvey Lembeck, Jack Klugman, Paul McGrath, Robinson Stone, Lee Cass, Jerry Duane ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1958-11-20
6.

Tom Thumb

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The Forest Queen grants the wish of Jonathan, the woodcutter, and his wife, Anna.

Starring: Russ Tamblyn, Alan Young, June Thorburn, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Bernard Miles, Jessie Matthews, Ian Wallace, Peter Butterworth, Peter Bull ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1958-12-22
Best Music Movies of 1958 : Wonderful Town
7.

Wonderful Town

3.3
8.8/10 IMDB

Ruth Sherwood and her sister, Eileen, have moved to 1935 Greenwich Village. They're surrounded by colorful Village characters (including an out-of-work football player known as the Wreck, and Mr. Appopolous, a modern painter and their landlord) and embark on various New York adventures. Ruth, who's trying to make it as a writer, meets up with a sleazy newspaper writer named Chick and a kindly editor named Bob, both of whom take an interest in both her career and her.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Sydney Chaplin, Joseph Buloff, Jacquelyn McKeever, Dort Clark, Jordan Bentley, Cris Alexander, Michele Burke, Jack Fletcher, Ted Beniades ..
Directed by: Mel Ferber, Herbert Ross
Release date: 1958-11-30
8.

Merry Andrew

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

When eccentric English teacher Andrew Larabee needs a raise in order for his fiancée to marry him, his interest in archaeology leads him to an ancient statue's burial site. But when he finds a traveling circus directly above the statue's location, he accidentally becomes part of the act. With a newfound passion for performance and an attraction to the beautiful acrobat Selena, Andrew must decide what is truly important to him.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli, Salvatore Baccaloni, Noel Purcell, Robert Coote, Patricia Cutts, Rex Evans, Walter Kingsford, Peter Mamakos, Tommy Rall ..
Directed by: Michael Kidd
Release date: 1958-03-20
Best Music Movies of 1958 : Free Radicals
9.

Free Radicals

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

In this powerful abstract film with a soundtrack of African drum music, Lye scratched "white ziggle-zag-splutter scratches" on to black leader, using a variety of tools from saw teeth to arrow heads. The first version of the film won a major award at the International Experimental Film Festival Held in Brussels in 1958 in association with the World's Fair. Stan Brakhage described the film as "an almost unbelievably immense masterpiece".

Directed by: Len Lye
Release date: 1958-04-23
10.

Davy

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

The Mad Morgans are a family song and dance act touring the British Music Halls. Young Davy is the star of the act but should he stay with his family or strike out on his own ? The last comedy to be produced at Ealing Studios.

Starring: Harry Secombe, Alexander Knox, Bill Owen, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser, Bernard Cribbins, Ron Randell, George Relph, Susan Shaw ..
Directed by: Michael Relph
Release date: 1958-01-02

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